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  • Miss Universe Paulina Vega Opens Up About Feud With Donald Trump

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 7 hrs ago

    Take that, Donald Trump!

    Miss Universe Paulina Vega has spoken out about her social media feud with The Apprentice star and real estate mogul in the new issue of Latina Magazine.

    Vega was one of many who took issue with Trump's rant against Mexicans during the announcement of his presidential campaign last month. In the speech Trump delivered that day, he said Mexican immigrants are "bringing drugs" and "crime," and referred to them as "rapists."

    NBC Universal — which airs the Miss Universe and other pageants owned by Trump — as well as Univision, Macy's, and a long list of other companies soon announced they would no longer work with him. Vega posted her own message on Instagram condemning his remarks. "I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back," she wrote in part.  

    Trump responded by calling Vega a "hypocrite" for not giving up her crown.

    So just what will Vega say to that man when she encounters him in meetings?

  • Laura Prepon Dives Deep Into Dianetics in Interview With Scientology's 'Celebrity Magazine'

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 9 hrs ago

    Laura Prepon typically remains pretty mum about Scientology, the religion she's followed devoutly since 1999, because, well, it's Scientology.

    But Prepon opened up — way up — in a profile in Celebrity magazine, the premiere magazine for famous people who are also Scientologists. Defamer got its hands on a copy of the full profile — via @laurapreponpower, an Instagram account devoted to "the classy talented funlovin'" Laura Prepon. First off here is the cover:

    In addition to the interview with Prepon, the cover teases a story by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder who has been dead for nearly 30 years.

    Here is one of the sentences Prepon says in the interview:

    But it's also made her very emotional:

    Or wait, was it emotionless?

  • Paula Deen Posts Photo of Her Son in Brownface, Fires Social Media Manager

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 13 hrs ago

    Two years after accusations of racism nearly tore down her empire, Paula Deen (and her team) appear to have learned exactly nothing.

    Tuesday morning, the deep-fried dogmatist posted a #TransformationTuesday photo on Twitter, featuring herself as I Love Lucy 's Lucy, her former producer Gordon Elliott, and her son Bobby Deen — in brownface — as Ricky. The tweet, which read "Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin' to do! #Transformation Tuesday @BobbyDeen," has since been deleted, but not before it was saved, well, everywhere. (For the record, the photo itself is not a new one: it's actually from the 2011 Halloween episode of her Food Network show,  Paula's Best Dishes . Then again, it was no less racist then.)

    Related: Celebrity Scandals! What's a Brand to Do?

    Maybe Paula didn't mean all of those teary apologies? Or maybe she learns slower than a hog covered in molasses. This family...

  • Daniel Day-Lewis's Son Gabriel-Kane Escorts Julianne Moore at Chanel Haute Couture Show in Paris

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 14 hrs ago

    The highlight of Tuesday's Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris was not Kristen Stewart opening the show in a slammin' tux. Or even Kendall Jenner closing it out as a bride in a double-breasted jacket with a tulle train. It was your new Hollywood progeny obsession, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, who escorted Julianne Moore to her roulette table for the casino-themed show.

    Gabriel, who is 20, is a singer/songwriter as well as a model. He's been in Paris for several days, attending events for Paris Fashion Week. Monday night, before the Chanel show, Gabriel was at the Vogue Paris Foundation gala, per a personal invite from Naomi Campbell, according to his Instagram. So if you've ever doubted that it's good to be the kid of an Oscar winner, look no further.

    Day-Lewis also has an EP coming out later this year, also according to his Instagram.

    Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis was not the only celebrity progeny at Chanel's Paris show. In fact he wasn't the only celebrity progeny with a hyphenated first name. Lily-Rose Depp was also hitting the roulette table alongside her mother, Vanessa Paradis.

  • Amy Schumer Owns Up to Past Mistakes Making Jokes on Race

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 16 hrs ago

    A relatively new step in the path to stardom is enduring the "Why XYZ Is Problematic" stage, which is the one that Amy Schumer finds herself on these days.

    Last week, Schumer got defensive about a piece in The Guardian which, while mostly praising the comedian, did criticize some of her jokes about race. "For such a keen observer of social norms and an effective satirist of the ways gender is complicated by them, Schumer has a shockingly large blind spot around race," Monica Heisey wrote. In a response on Twitter, Schumer used the oft-deployed, rarely well-received "it's a joke" defense.

    In the days since, Schumer seems to have softened her response. On Monday, she responded on Twitter to someone asking specifically about a stand-up joke from two years ago where she'd said, "I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual." She wrote:

    Now that's more like it.

  • Keeping Up With Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick: A Timeline of Their Romance

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Ever since Keeping Up With the Kardashians debuted eight years ago, Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend Scott Disick has been part of the reality family. Lord Disick — as he likes to refer to himself — is the hardest-partying one among the selfie-loving family, but he's been there for most of the vacations, the red carpets, and the family dramas nonetheless.

    But not anymore. After years of tolerating his antics, Kourtney has kicked out her partner of nine years and the father of her three children, following the release of photos that showed him letting loose on a yacht in the South of France, alongside his ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli.

    They have broken up before, so there's no guarantee they won't reunite. Either way, take a look back at what's brought them to this point.

    2006: Scott and Kourtney meet at the home of Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis. She later insists that she didn't fall in love right off the bat. "I just thought he was so annoying," she says on one of their shows. "He was four years younger, he lived in New York, he didn't have a job." They eventually begin dating anyway.

    Do you think their love story has ended for good?

  • Caitlyn Jenner Launches New Blog

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    She became an overnight trans icon with the words, "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Caitlyn Jenner is also an activist and is soon to receive an icon award at the EPSYs. Now, Caitlyn Jenner is a blogger. She's wearing all kinds of different hats these days.

    Jenner posted the first in what is to be a series of personal posts for WhoSay Monday, titled, "The Journey Begins."

    She starts by thanking those who've supported her since she came out as trans.

    "The response to my new journey has been overwhelmingly positive and I’m eternally grateful for all of your sweet messages, letters, and gifts," she writes.

    Jenner then makes her intentions clear, that she plans to become a voice for the marginalized within her newfound community.

  • For His Newest Role, Taylor Lautner Is... a Concert Photographer?

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Since the end of the Twilight franchise in 2012, things have been a little slow for Taylor Lautner. His only lead film role since is in Tracers which came out quietly this year, but was shot in 2013. As any halfway decent life coach will tell you, idle time is bad for the mind. So Lautner has reinvented himself... as a concert photographer.

    Lautner was photographed in in the press photographers' pen Sunday evening at the Wireless Festival in London where he was snapping pictures of David Guetta and Nicki Minaj's performance. But Lautner's publicist Allison Garman tells Yahoo that it's not a new hobby.

    Lautner was taken to the press pen by the festival's security after he was "mobbed" by fans in the VIP section. There, he struck up a conversation with one of the photogs who offered to let him try his hand at concert photography.

    As it were, Stewart wasn't entirely able to stick to that plan. She's currently filming an adaptation of Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk with Ang Lee. She's also attached to an untitled Woody Allen film that's soon to start production. Those are just two of the four movies she has coming out in 2016.

  • Justin Bieber Pal Attacked by Shark

    Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Shark Week just got real for Justin Bieber and his friends.

    After spending a week in Sydney, Australia, for the Hillsong Church conference, Justin celebrated Independence Day by posting yet another of his infamous private plane pics on Instagram. "Happy 4th," he wrote, exercising his freedom not to tell us where he, Joe Termini, and Pastor Joel Houston were headed.

    Not long after, Termini shared a pic of the star in a robe getting all zen with a cigarette by a pool overlooking crystal blue waters. "On the edge of forever…" he said. Little did the "photographer/director" (according to his Instagram page) know the frightening turn this quiet, tropical vacation would take.

    "Exactly why I hate sharks," Bieber shared on Instagram Monday along with a photo of Termini's torso covered in bloody tooth-mark wounds. "They told us reef sharks don't bite." Yikes!

  • Demi Lovato Takes a Nasty Tumble During Pool Party Performance

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    It's a pretty good rule of thumb that a wet stage and high heels aren't a good mix. No one ever taught Demi Lovato this rule.

    Lovato performed a special concert Sunday at the WaterMarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles. Her stage was a slippery death trap in the middle of a pool because, well, it looks hella cool on Instagram.

    That is, when it all goes right. Which it did not.

    In a video of the fall, which Lovato herself posted on Instagram, you can see her go down pretty hard on her right leg. Ever the trooper, Lovato jumps right up and hops into the pool because, frankly, no one can see you crying when you're covered in pool water.

    "#NOTCoolForTheSummer," Lovato wrote on Instagram, referencing her new sapphic summer jam, "Cool for the Summer."

    She also joked about the fall on Twitter, writing: "Well... It's not a tour without busting ass!!!!!!"

    Since Demi made fun of herself first, we don't have to feel bad about posting this action shot of the fall in progress:

    Oof.